Works are underway to improve the safety of the North Maclean section of the Mount Lindesay Highway, south of Brisbane.
Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the jointly funded project would improve traffic conditions at North Maclean, with new signals enhancing safety for more than 20,000 vehicles per day.
“Once the Greenbank Intersection of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is complete, the community will be connected with the new service road linking St Aldwyn Road and Wearing Road with a new signalised intersection on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Greenbank Road,” Mr. Tudge said.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said upgrading the Mount Lindesay Highway was key for the state’s growing south east corner.
“These upgrades form a vital part of a 10-year plan to improve safety and capacity on the Mount Lindesay highway, and further cements our commitment to ensuring positive momentum for families who call this region home,” Mr. Bailey said.
“The Queensland Government has invested more than $100 million towards the Mount Lindesay Highway since 2015, and these works mark another milestone in delivering for motorists from North MacLean to the border, and for our vital freight and agriculture industries.”
Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the Australian Government was committed to improving road safety in the growing Logan region.
“Locals know this intersection is a major trouble spot every single day, with near misses and tragically accidents part of the daily commute,” Mr. Buchholz said.
“The new signalised intersection at Greenbank Road will enable locals to safely access businesses, get to work and get home again by minimising conflicting traffic movements and therefore increasing safety.”
The $20 million Greenbank Intersection Upgrade of the Mount Lindesay Highway is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $16 million and the Queensland Government committing the remainder.
This section of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade is expected to be complete by early 2020, weather permitting.